47 year old Jeff Nichols of Woodbury died Wednesday at his home. He was born in Cannon County. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William Richmond W.R. & Lucille Nichols and maternal grandparents, James Clyde & Anna Bell Hughes. He is survived by his parents, W.R. and Jo Ann (Hughes) Nichols of Woodbury; two sons, Jeffery "Bubba" Nichols and Dustin Nichols both of Woodbury; two sisters, Arlene Wilson & Dewey Barrett of Woodbury and Julie Fitts & David Speakman of Smithville; the mother of his children Barbara Sue Nichols; mother & father-in-law, Troy & Jean Murphy; sister & brother-in-law Billy & Wanda Mayo; special uncles, Roy Nichols and Thomas Earl Nichols; special cousins Ruth Ann, Dennis, Lee Ann, Daniel Watts and Amber; three nieces, Andrea Davenport, Dana Davenport and Jennifer & Josh Keomonivong; one nephew, Derrick Fitts; one great niece, Jocelyn Kromonivong; two great nephews, Braxton Carter and Kelvin Keomonivong; special friend, J.C. Bailey and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Nichols was a Baptist and worked for many years in bridge construction and as a tree surgeon. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool and spending time with his family and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1-9 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home chapel with Bobby Nichols and Thomas Nichols officiating. Interment will be held in the Reed Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations through Smith Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. Contact (615)563-5337 for information or to make a donation. www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net
73 year old Joe A. Reeder, Sr. of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for 59 years serving in various capacities. He was one of six people who served at West Side Mission as a representative from the mother church until it was constituted into a church which is now Calvary Baptist Church. Reeder was a member of the Liberty Lodge #77, a Scottish Rite 32nd degree Mason, and a Shriner. He was employed as a people greeter at Walmart. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Bass, Brett McNew, and Anthony Rosolowski will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Reeder was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Elvie Cope Reeder. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Faye Nixon Reeder of Smithville; a son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Shelby Reeder; and a granddaughter, Paige Lauren Reeder all of Smithville. A sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Sonny Thompson of McMinnville. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John Robert and June Nixon of Smithville. Two nieces, Gwen and husband Harrell Tolbert and Sandra and husband J.C. Wall of Smithville. One great niece, Tara Tolbert of Smithville. Several aunts and uncles also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center.
84 year old Jim "Pa Jim" Summers of Dowelltown died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired Corps of Engineers Machine Operator. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Danny Bandy will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Odell Summers; his parents, George and Ocie Summers; and four sisters; three brothers; and a grandchild. Survivors include four children, Barbara Summers, David and wife Monica Summers, Eddie and wife Jean Summers, and Sue and husband Wayne Petty. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old Jim Truitt Hale of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Believers Tabernacle Church in Murfreesboro. Hale was also retired from TVA and he worked as a custodian for the DeKalb County School System for 10 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Joseph Hamid will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Hale was preceded in death by his parents, Lemuel Cecil and Lelah Pearl Dutton Hale; five brothers, Cecil Robert, Alvie, Garland, Bratten, and Hubert; and half-sisters, Estelle Murphy and Belle Page. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Macon Hale of Smithville. A daughter, Amanda and her husband Jeremy Neal of Smithville. A granddaughter, Deeanna Neal of Smithville. A brother, Landon and his wife Nell Hale of Smithville. Three sisters, Lillian Winchester, Elsie Miller, and Thelma Mooneyham all of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Christine Chapman of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Louise Hale and Frances Foster both of Smithville, and Pauline and her husband Danny Green of Smithville. Brothers-in-law, Willie and Carol Chapman and Roy and Teresa Chapman all of Smithville. Nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
68 year old James Kenneth (Ken) Lee of McMinnville (Highland Community) and a native of Wayne County died Monday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville after a long illness. Lee was a longtime businessman and retailer in McMinnville owning and operating Ken’s Auto Parts and the Tire Mart over the span of 38 years before retiring in July of 2000. He was a member of the Bybee Branch Church of Christ where he formerly served as Deacon. Lee was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Lena Morton Lee and brothers Horace Lee and Albert Lee, Jr.
He is survived by his wife Glyna F. Jones Lee. A son Michael Lee of McMinnville. A daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Craig Sprinkles of Syracuse, New York. Grandchildren Leah Nicole and Lauren Riley Sprinkles of Syracuse, New York. Brothers and sisters-in-law Glann and Craig Lee of Decherd and Franklin and Reva Lee of Lawrenceburg. A sister-in-law Mary Lee of Novi, Michigan. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Tony Lawrence and Glann Lee will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Lee Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals On Wheels or to the Relay For Life. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
47 year old Jeffery Lynn Jones, formerly of the Belk Community, died Friday at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. He was disabled. A memorial service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Nelda Sue Edge Jones. He is survived by a sister, Monica Jones of Knoxville. Aunts and uncles, Cantrell and Margaret Jones, Billie Grace and Phillip Estes, Gary L. Jones, Ernest and Kathy Edge all of Smithville, Paulette Thomason, and Vanessa Edge both of Murfreesboro, and Delores Edge of McMinnville. Many cousins also survive. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
77 year old William Marlin "Pa" Malone of Alexandria died Thursday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was a dozier operator and a member of the Malone's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Mike Gay and Javin Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny D. and Laura A. Wills Malone; a brother, Gaston Malone; and sisters, Louise Driver and Janie Fuson. Survivors include his children, Howard and his wife Gayle Malone of Alexandria and Billy Malone of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Christy Malone, Tera Lynn Stacey, and William Travis Malone. Great grandchildren, Tyler Malone, Tatem Stacey, and Tylan Stacey. A brother, John Martin and his wife Barbara Malone. A sister, Shirley and her husband Robert Katzenmiller. Devoted nieces and nephews, Deb and husband Phil McCoy, Denise and husband Scotty Barrett, and Sam and wife Nancy Malone. Brother-in-law, Charles Fuson. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the New Hope Cemetery North Fund, in lieu of flowers.
61 year old Alfred Eugene Young of Smithville died Wednesday. He was en employee of the county highway department and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Letha Lawrence Young; brothers, Dennis and J.W. Young; and a sister, Geraldine Fish. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jean Young of Smithville. A son, Jason and his wife Chantelle Young of Indiana. Sisters, Faye Adkins of Smithville, Frances and husband Billy Sturgis of Louisiana, Joyce Johnson, Christeen and husband Reed Arnold, Janie and husband Doug Cook, and Cordie and husband Garry Davis all of Smithville. A brother, Kenneth and his wife Lucy Young of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Justin Potter Library, the Smithville Church of Christ, or to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
74 year old Rosell Robinson of Sparta died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker from Mallory and a member of the Johnson's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris and David Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Robinson; parents, Leftric and Elizabeth Ashburn Jones; a brother, Joe Jones; and a sister, Clara Nell Stoglin. Survivors include a sister, Oneida and husband Harold Massa. Two brothers, Frank and his wife Jo Ann Jones and Roy and his wife Lou Jones of Sparta. One niece, Lori and husband Josh Holloway. One nephew, Steven Jones and a great niece, Marley Jones all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Maxine Eller Beckwith, a former resident of the Gladeville community, died Monday at NHC in Smithville. She was a member of the Gladeville United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Tennessee Art League, a lifetime member of Metro Davidson County Parent Teachers Association, a member of the Wilson County Home Demonstration Club, and a member of the Golden Circle at Gladeville Methodist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gladeville United Methodist Church. Charles Walker and Royce Martin will officiate and burial wil be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Gracie Eller and her husband, Ted Beckwith, Sr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Ronald Huffstetler; her son and daughter-in-law, Ted, Jr. and Beverly Beckwith; a brother, Robert L. Eller and sister Barbara Jean Lawson; four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorials be made to the Gladeville United Methodist Church Building fund:8770 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Gladeville, 37071, in lieu of flowers.
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